After a film and TV career that ranged from an intense legendary film drama with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton to the TV nonsense of “Just Shoot Me,” George Segal will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Valentine’s Day.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that Segal, 82, will receive the honor.
He has been performing since 1944, when, as a 10-year-old, he started a magic act. Since those beginnings, the veteran stage, film and television actor has amassed a resume that runs the gamut from lighthearted comedies to heart-wrenching dramas, earning him two Golden Globe awards and an Academy Award nomination.
Currently, he’s part of the cast of the sitcom “The Goldbergs.” Fans also recognize him from his roles on the TV series “Just Shoot Me!” and “Entourage.”
On the big screen, his credits include “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” for which he received his Oscar nomination, as well as “Ship of Fools,” “King Rat,” “The Owl and the Pussycat” and “A Touch of Class.” He most recently appeared as Jake Gyllenhaal’s father in “Love & Other Drugs.”
Segal also is an accomplished banjo player, having released three albums and performed with the instrument in several of his acting roles.
Segal long has been an advocate and donor for the charity Erasing the Stigma, which aims to eradicate misperceptions about those suffering from mental illness.
His star, in the television category, will be the 2,602nd on the Walk of Fame. David Spade and Kevin Smith will be guest speakers at the 11:30 a.m. dedication ceremony at 6433 Hollywood Blvd., in front of the Pacific Theatre.
—City News Service
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